Groom carrying the bride on the coastpath Tintagel

Micro and Elopement Weddings

Everything you need to know about Micro and Elopement Weddings

bride and father with dog arriving for the wedding ceremony B&W

Officially a micro wedding is a wedding for 15 guests or less

Having a smaller wedding than you had originally planned doesn’t mean you have to compromise. It means the day itself can feel more relaxed and deeply personal. They also tend to be cheaper, and can be shorter in length in comparison to a wedding day with all the usual traditions. Couples are also able to spend more quality time with their favourite people – which is virtually impossible to do with a guest list into the 100s!

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony at Cockington Park Devon registry office B&W

Micro weddings can be totally awesome in their own way, and they lend themselves to much more flexibility and originality. When you think about it, couples with smaller guest numbers potentially have more options in regards to their ‘wedding venue’. Don’t rule out a wedding in your garden, on a boat, a magical woodland setting, your favourite gallery space, or even your favourite pub / bar / restaurant.

bride and groom veil smbrace

But let’s bust some myths and flex our micro-wedding creativity…

We’re happy to report that an epic confetti moment is still absolutely achievable with 15 guests

Invite your “extra” guests to join in on Zoom – invite them to dress up too and join in with the toast!

Mix things up by changing the timing of your ceremony. Get married as the sun sets and follow with a relaxed intimate dinner and dancing

Have you considered having a registry office wedding? Some registry offices are architecturally really stunning

Splash the cash on something extra special for the day. Upgrade your wedding food, buy champagne, book some live entertainment, or go extra with your flower arrangements

Make a weekend of it! Invite your guests to stay with you for an extended amount of time – enjoy camp fires in the evening and a BBQ brekkie the following day

wedding confetti shot
bride and groom portrait in the wods at Autumn

As you can see, micro weddings are the opposite of sad and boring. We think ditching the usual traditions could be a fantastic way to make your micro wedding extra-special!

Capturing your special day, regardless of your guest number, is still so important! Your memory-making photographs will be as exciting and special to your absent wedding guests as they will be to you. The emotion of a wedding day will also still be the same, and let’s face it – that’s what it’s all about.

We can still shoot your portraits, group shots and get stuck into some creative couples’ shots. 

bride and groom kissing at sunset on Polzeath Beach Cornwall

So if you are considering a micro wedding in 2022 or 2023 and are looking for a photographer to capture those special moments (and there will be many)…get in touch!

bride and groom kissing on the steps at The Atlantic Bar Polzeath

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